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Poster: Daddy D Date: Dec 4, 2012 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the story with the new generation of 'Jam bands'

Skobud: I completely agree with the overall sentiment of what you're saying except the following; you wrote:

In my opinion, the reason why Phish, SCI, WSP, moe and all of these other jam bands never really cross over into the big time is because of their lyrics - Or lack there of (meaningful lyrics)

Based upon touring revenue & ticket sales, do you really think that Phish (and to a lesser degree WSP) isn't a "big time" band? Seriously?? I don't keep up with them at all as I'm not the least bit interested in their music, but aren't they still playing the biggest stadiums & selling out shows?

Yes, lyrically their music is inane & nonsensical, but by almost anyone's standards they are wildly successful & huge draw.

This post was modified by Daddy D on 2012-12-04 20:40:16

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 4, 2012 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the story with the new generation of 'Jam bands'

You're right - I mean when I said crossed over into the big time I suppose I was not really being clear. Phish does sell a ton of tickets and draw a huge crowd everywhere they go...I guess I should have said more widely accepted and embraced by critics I suppose. Kind of like taking the "next step" is what I meant. Of course its all subjective, but I definately accept the fact that Phish basically sell out everywhere they go.

In the end I think they just arent taken seriously because they are so hoky. I dont get it and obviously never will when it comes to Phish and the like......I think that is saying a lot seeing as how OCD I am about music in general. They just seem fake, like posers knowingly putting out an intentionally nonsensical product which is a gimmick, and nothing more.

They do sell a buttload of tickets though. There is no denying that.